Looking after your eyes

There are many risk factors believed to be responsible for macular disease including age, genetics, smoking, sunlight and diet. The following lifestyle changes may help protect your eyes.

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Diet and exercise

A healthy diet and regular exercise is important for general wellbeing. Find out which foods are good for your eyes.

Eye examinations

Regular eye examinations can detect problems with your eyes and many other diseases, before you notice any symptoms.

Sun protection

Protecting your eyes from the sun from an early age can help prevent damage to the macula.


Smokers are up to four times more likely to have AMD than people who have never smoked.